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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Propaganda Outages

 Defensive Cornerbacks, 


This poster-child and his girlfriend turned "state's evidence" pretty quickly after their flight was diverted and forced to land in Belarus. 
(Do not compare with the similar forced landing of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane to snatch Ed Snowden, who was not on it. Apples & oranges...)
They do not appear to be true-believers in anything special. 
Propaganda-pass-interception...
Belarusian regime-change activist Roman Protasevich, whose arrest on a grounded plane caused a global scandal, joined Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and was cultivated by the US government’s media apparatus.
  A leader of Ukraine’s notorious Azov Battalion, an explicitly neo-Nazi militia that uses white supremacist imagery, publicly acknowledged that Protasevich joined the fight alongside Azov. A Ukrainian newspaper reported that Protasevich worked with the neo-Nazi militia’s press service.
  Protasevich personally admitted in an interview to traveling to Ukraine and spending a year battling pro-Russian forces in the eastern war zone of Donbas. He is even suspected of possibly posing with an assault rifle and a military uniform on the front of Azov’s propaganda magazine, which is emblazoned with a large neo-Nazi symbol.

Hunter Biden’s Ukraine salary was cut two months after Joe Biden left office

​When, Charles? When?​
  If you wanted to design a system guaranteed to collapse in a putrid heap, you'd make moral hazard ubiquitous and you'd make the system 100% dependent on a hubris-soaked faux savior.
  For the past 22 years, every time the stock market whimpered, wheezed or whined, the Federal Reserve rushed to soothe the spoiled crybaby.
All this hubris is jolly while it lasts, but since risk cannot be dissipated, it can only be transferred, the Fed has transferred decades of fast-rising risk to the entire system. The entire system now rests on the Fed, a dependency that raises its own risks. By imposing moral hazard and crushing consequences, the Fed has stripped the entire financial system of self-correcting mechanisms. This is a surefire recipe for systemic failure and collapse.
  There is no way to wean the system off its dependence on the Fed, and no way to restore organic market functions. The slightest reduction in the Fed's spew of trillions will crash the market, because there is literally nothing holding it aloft but Fed spew--monetary and verbal.

​Babylon Bee: ​Dr. Fauci Gets In Heated Debate With Seventeen Previous Versions Of Himself
"The virus was created in a lab!" present-day Fauci said indignantly, causing past Fauci to wag his finger and shake his head emphatically.
"No, no, no, that's a deranged conspiracy theory!" past Fauci said. "It's practically alt-right! Didn't you check Snopes? Anyway, at least we can agree we should wear double masks forever."
"No, masks aren't necessary anymore!" said current Fauci. "We just wear them for political theater."
"That's insulting! They're absolutely not theater!" said early May Fauci.
At that moment, another version of Fauci suddenly appeared from March 2020, agreeing with current Fauci but taking it a step further, saying, "Masks are useless. They just make people feel better!"

https://babylonbee.com/news/dr-fauci-gets-in-intense-debate-with-dr-fauci-from-a-few-months-ago

​But Fauci has to run the investigation. Nobody else can be trusted to do-the-right-thing.​
Rand Paul: ‘Fauci Cannot Investigate Himself; Get Him Under Oath’
Says Fauci “needs to be excluded from the investigation” into COVID origin

Ah, it's mainly Republicans and independents...
Zogby Poll: 38% of Americans ‘Infuriated’ After Fauci Admits Nearly Half of NIH Staff Refused Vaccine
The nationwide poll conducted by Zogby Strategies also showed a majority (57%) agree agency capture is “real and a serious threat to our Democracy” vs. 20% who believe the concept is “overblown.”


18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots
The mother of 17-year-old Gregory Hatton, diagnosed with pericarditis within days of his second dose of the vaccine, said her son “basically has a heart condition now and it’s terrifying.”

​From April 26. What is the military investigation finding? What happened to this story?
The Defense Department is tracking 14 cases of heart inflammation, or myocarditis, in military health patients who developed the condition after receiving either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The rare disorder, usually caused by a virus, has been linked to COVID-19.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/26/pentagon-tracking-14-cases-of-heart-inflammation-troops-after-covid-19-shots.html

​Dr. Mercola. You can't trust him. That's what I heard. He makes this stuff up.
$3 Billion of Taxpayer Money to Be Used on Ad Campaign to Increase Vaccine Uptake
The U.S. government funded vaccine research to the tune of more than $9 billion, spent $22 billion to support vaccine distribution, shelled out another $10 billion to expand access and currently announced $3 billion to spend on an ad campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy.

I hear they are WAY BEHIND on counting side effects. Problems with the system.
CDC: More than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections have been reported
Preliminary data indicated that more than a quarter (27%) of the cases were asymptomatic and 160 people passed away.

What a relief! This new vaccine doesn't inject genetic blueprints of RNA or DNA, just millions of little spike proteins.
Halfway there, folks! What could go wrong, now?
How the Novavax Vaccine Works​ , New York Times​

​The "Herd Immunity" that used to be what we meant when we said "herd immunity"...
A professor with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has said that there is a general dismissal of the fact that more than half of all Americans have developed natural immunity to the coronavirus “one of the biggest failures of our current medical leadership.”
Dr. Marty Makary made the comments during a recent interview, noting that “natural immunity works” and it is wrong to vilify those who don’t want the vaccine because they have already recovered from the virus.


​Unmotivated by Fear​


                       Jenny with weekend tomato harvest before I started canning.




Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Scramble

 Good Eggs,


It seemed a little hard to compose this news around a theme, until I realized that was the theme. We are seeing a discontinuity of elite narrative, a scramble by power players on the global chessboard. Directions are no longer coherent, nor completely predictable. 
That seems to be the news. That and Aliens might attack the WTC and kill JFK. We need weapons to defend ourselves again.

Eleni sent this, and we both think Mr Cunningham is a little wide of the mark, though he raises the issue. 
For the powers that be to remain in power, they need an external threat to the people, so the people will keep serving them and they have power. 
This means aligning the fear of the people against threats to the owners, especially if the threats to the owners actually align with the natural interests of the people. We got the Red-Threat, and got it again, and now we are getting another round of The-Yellow-Peril again. 
It's not that they are not potential threats to American people. Those owners should be as suspect as our current owners.
  Most owners through history have been pretty good at co-opting the representatives of God on earth, to support their Divine Rights and Rule. 
Sometimes the Church has had to change sides, but God's side was always the winner, even if God had to change sides.
  What about the Aliens? 
There are good and bad aliens, I have read.
They got concerned and talked to Harry Truman after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I have read. 
I just don't know. 
  Maybe Harry wasn't the right guy to talk to. FDR never thought he was. 
Maybe there is no human they can really negotiate with in mutual good faith, or maybe not a quorum of such reliable humans.
  I was reading about the USAF cover up of UFOs in the 1960s when I was 11 years old. It is nothing-new. 
They hired scientists to go declare things to have been "ball lightning" and stuff. One of those guys wrote a book. I read it.
  I'm fine with there being aliens from other worlds, and why would they all be the same? How might we be similar and different?
If "they" got here, without wiping each other out with that technology, then they passed a certain hurdle that our species may or may not surmount.
The stoking of UFO controversy appears to be a classic psyops perpetrated by U.S. military intelligence for the objective of population control, Finian Cunningham writes.
There are reasons to be skeptical. After decades of stonewalling on the issue, suddenly American military chiefs appear to be giving credence to claims of UFOs invading Earth. Several viral video clips purporting to show extraordinary flying technology have been “confirmed” by the Pentagon as authentic. The Pentagon move is unprecedented.

​Nordstream-2 is essential for the continuing existence of industrial Germany. It doesn't really make Germany MORE dependent uponRussian gas. Germany is dependent on Russian gas. It does not hurt the Ukraine, necessarily, but the Ukraine is driven back to alignment with Moscow, which is natural, and not with the US, which is strained and unnatural. Ukraine will get gas and fees if Ukraine makes neighborly with Moscow again. Western Ukraine might have to join Poland, like before WW-1; something like that.​ The US had to acknowledge Germany's existential need for Russian gas, or lose Germany completely.
The Biden administration decided to waive sanctions on Matthias Warnig, the ally of Putin whose company, Nord Stream 2 AG, is laying the pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany that is now 95% complete.

​  There are reports that the hacking-induced Colonial pipeline outage was Russian. I don't know, but it made a certain point, and I highly suspect the Russians COULD do it, and the American deep-state knows that. Probably other state-actors in our world could do it , too. We might have to all negotiate​ some kind of non-aggression agreements and actually keep them.

These two are in their early 20s, got manipulated in a global power game, and got taken by the side they betrayed. Now they, together, are confessing about what went down. They will get to live, maybe get married, have their lives. I read that "flipping assets" is part of "The Great Game".
Outrage After Detained Belarusian Activist & His Girlfriend 'Confess' To Crimes In Online Videos

​This is not really so "alternative". Russian and Belorussian interests are closely aligned. Yeah. Russians helped spring the trap.
ALTERNATIVE VERSION OR WHO MAY BE BEHIND MINSK SPECIAL OPERATION

​Global Financial Regime Change is underway. Can you see it? There is no trust. This will take gold bullion and way more certainty than we are used to.
Nobody's credit will be much good.​ (I suspect it will swallow the central banks in a later round.)
Fed to Treasury Dealers and Congress: We Can't Count On You, We're Taking Charge​  ​Charles Hugh Smith​
​  ​The Fed sees itself as trapped by the incompetence and greed of the other players and by its own policy extremes that were little more than expedient "saves" of a system that is unraveling due to its fragility and brittleness.​..
​  The danger of this power grab is that the Fed will misjudge the situation, and that will prove catastrophic because the system has been stripped of resilience, feedback and redundancy. I suspect the Fed sees itself as trapped by the incompetence and greed of the other players and by its own policy extremes that were little more than expedient "saves" of a system that is unraveling due to its fragility and brittleness.

​Eleni sent this. How will this other "special relationship"fare in the decade ahead? It is unjust. The people of the world see the injustice.
  Clashes between protesters and Israeli police flared up in Jerusalem in mid-April 2021 over the eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Hamas’s missile fire against Israel and the Netanyahu government’s response did not occur until May 10.

  The Biden administration told Congress that it will deliver $ 735 million worth of high-precision bombs to Israel ... on May 5, five days before the war.
In addition to the homes of Hamas dignitaries and smuggling tunnels, the IDF has systematically destroyed desalination factories and power plants in Gaza.
  The United States obstructed any intervention by the Security Council. They only imposed a ceasefire after Israel’s stockpile of ammunition was depleted. It will soon be replenished by the delivery expected from the Biden Administration.

"By their deeds ye shall know them" This power dynamic is now in transition: 
Biden Shut Down Wuhan Lab Investigation Probing COVID-19 Origins: Report

Rand Paul looks at least vice=presidential for 2024, doesn't he?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) said Sunday he will not get vaccinated against COVID as he already had the disease and therefore has acquired natural immunity...
​  ​Paul has been critical of COVID restrictions and mask mandates, often challenging Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during Senate panel hearings on the COVID response.
​  ​Paul said getting vaccinated should be a personal choice and no one should be forced to get vaccinated.
“In a free country, you would think people would honor the idea that each individual would get to make the medical decision, that it wouldn’t be a big brother coming to tell me what I have to do,” Paul said.

​This kid didn't die from the blood clots in his brain from COVID vaccination, but he sure got ignored complaining about them. 
Tiger Mom, GOOD!
DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – The day after his COVID-19 vaccine shot, 17-year-old Everest Romney felt his neck swelling. In the coming days, he suffered from severe headaches.
His mother, who tells ABC4 the pediatrician initially dismissed the symptoms as a pulled neck muscle, says she was convinced it was something else.
That was just a few days after the shot. Plus, now her son suffered from fevers and incessant headaches.
Romney says she knew she needed to keep advocating to doctors that something wasn’t right.
​  ​Finally, after more than a week of the symptoms, the Corner Canyon High School basketball player and his family had answers: two blood clots inside his brain, and one on the outside.​..
​  Going forward, she says she wants parents to make the best decisions for their children, and for doctors to understand this new vaccine might bring new challenges to conventional wisdom.
​  ​She doesn’t want to discourage parents, she says, because each parent must make the best decision for their child. Still, with her son now hospitalized, she wishes her choice had been a different one.
“It was pretty awful,” says Romney.

​Thanks Germ for this very good scientific article explaining the multiple clotting and clotting dysfunction mechanisms caused by Spike-Protein in the bloodstream, which most current "vaccines" intentionally bring about (and with great success; see photo).​
 Simply put, there is overwhelming evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (that is also synthetically produced by the Covid vaccines) is a central part of the mechanisms of morbidity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2, and therefore is also a risk of the vaccine. In regard to clotting, that risk is greater if you receive a vaccine.
  The data clearly demonstrate that the last thing you would ever want to do is make a vaccine that produces a spike protein. As the literature clearly showed, it would cause significant damage, including brain clots and death. And that literature, for the most part, was available before the release of Covid vaccines to the public.


Weighing Threats

Pictured with fresh tomatoes, and the others just canned and made into salsa 


Monday, May 24, 2021

Germ Warfare

 Integrative Analysts,


  Pepe Escobar reviews Disintegration, Indicator of the Coming American Collapse (I might substitute "Imperial" for "American". It's not just Americans behind this.)
  One of Martyanov’s key assessments is that having lost the arms race and every single war it unleashed in the 21st century – as the record shows – geoeconomics is essentially a “euphemism for America’s non-stop sanctions and attempts to sabotage the economies of any nation capable of competing with the United States” (see, for instance, the ongoing Nord Stream 2 saga). This is “the only tool” (his italics) the US is using trying to halt its decline.
​  ​On a chapter on Energy, Martyanov demonstrates how the US shale oil adventure is financially non-viable, and how a rise in oil exports was essentially due to the US “pickin up’ quotas freed chiefly as a result of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s earlier cuts within OPEC + in an attempt to balance the world’s oil market”.
​  ​In Chapter 7, Losing the Arms Race, Martyanov expands on the key theme he’s the undisputed superstar: the United States cannot win wars. Inflicting Hybrid War is another matter entirely, as in creating “a lot of misery around the world, from effectively starving people to killing them outright”.
​  ​A glaring example has been “maximum pressure” economic sanctions on Iran. But the point is these tools – which also included the assassination of Gen Soleimani – that are part of the arsenal of “spreading democracy” have nothing to do with “geoeconomics”, but have “everything to do with the raw power plays designed to achieve the main Clausewitzian object of war – ‘to compel our enemy to do our will’”. And “for America, most of the world is the enemy”.
​  ​Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.
​  ​Disintegration additionally qualifies as a sharp critique of the eminently post-modernist phenomenon – starring infinite cultural fragmentation and the refusal to accept that “truth is knowable and can be agreed upon” – responsible for the current social re-engineering of the US, in tandem with an oligarchy that “realistically, is not very bright, despite being rich”.
​  ​And then there’s rampant Russophobia. Martyanov sounds the definitive red alert: “Of course, the United States is still capable of starting a war with Russia, but if it does so, this will mean only one thing – the United States will cease to exist, as will most of the human civilization. The horrific thing is that there are some people in the US for whom even this price is too small to pay.”
​  ​In the end, a cool scientific intellect cannot but rely on sound realpolitik: assuming the US avoids complete disintegration into “separatist territories”, Martyanov stresses that the only way for the American “elite” to maintain any kind of control “over generations increasingly woke or desensitized by drugs” is through tyranny.

  ​I will comment that the Biden Administration withdrawing sanctions against the Nordstream-2 pipeline is a signal that the end of the unipolar moment has finally been understood by the Western elites.​

  Tom Luongo has been following the Basel-3 accord, and it's implementation delay, but thinks it will be implemented in early 2022, resulting in a global monetary reset to the gold standard. 
  Russia and China are well prepared, with substantial gold holdings (and more off-the-books). Most countries, as I was reading last year, are fairly prepared with proportional gold reserves, to fall into line with a global monetary regime reset back to gold. There will be a massive loss of "value" in speculative assets leveraged on the current debt-based-fiat monetary system. Large commercial banks get cut out in this deal. Credit unions and local retail-banking should likely be preserved.
  So, Basel III is coming to destroy the paper gold markets and destroy the money center banks in New York and London while setting the stage to bail out the euro-zone. Higher gold prices are the answer to all of these things. Think of it this way, in a world where debt assets are failing and new private forms of custodial assets are rising in mindshare, what’s the only real weapon the central banks have to maintain credibility?
Their gold reserves.

  How do you, if you are the ECB, use that weapon simultaneously against your two main competitors, the commercial banking interests in New York and London and the nascent crypto anarchists? You deploy your gold and steal everyone’s thunder.

  That reset-to-gold-standard is not quite the "tyranny" the "American elites" must use to maintain control, which the Disintegration analysis spoke of. 
Techno-tyranny is the preferred format, which is already in evidence. 
  We know that completely-electronic finance, with all users tracked in time and space by their smartphones, is working swell for the CCP in Chinese cities.
It's progressing well enough without the social-credit-score in western cities. 
Is that enough tyranny?  Where is the "insurance policy"?

  John Ward: COVID-19,What's The Big Idea?
The essential thrust is that most people want the necessities of life, a little fun, and protection from threats. 
The small group of humans controlling the current system very much want to maintain power for the foreseeable future, and only need a few of the people to serve them well towards that end. Most of the people are just using up limited resources without any benefit to the owners, which is not ecologically sustainable. COVID-19 is being used to direct people, and to induce them to change their ways. It's functionality as a social driver is being studied. It does seem to be reaching its limits after about a year and a half. It never completely took hold of the popular mentality as effectively as they might have hoped, either.
  (Christine Lagarde dropped a hint about near-term financial-reset, and John reproduced it here.)

I left this comment to his extensive post:
​  ​For your consideration, within the context of “Trust is good; control is better”.
Why such an overwhelming push for gene-therapy vaccines? Not just vaccines, but genetic insertion technologies?
I, a practicing (COVID-treating with oral antivirals) Physician, remain plagued by this lingering question.
I am not convinced that mundane greed is enough to explain this pervasive intensity of persuasive force to be “vaccinated”.
Lookee here… (What if you could insert a “back-door” in every human? What would you do with it?)
​  ​About Gene Drives
​  ​Gene drives are a gene-editing application that allows genetic engineers to drive a single artificial trait through an entire population by ensuring that all of an organism’s offspring carry that trait. For example, recent experiments are fitting mice with “daughterless” gene drives that will cascade through mouse populations so that only male pups are born, ensuring that the population becomes extinct after a few generations.
​  ​Proponents have framed gene drives as a breakthrough tool for eradicating pests or invasive species. However, the Gene Drive Files reveal that these “conservation” efforts are primarily supported by military funds.

This scientific article says that COVID-19 vaccine recipients are found to have spike protein circulating in their bloodstreams. Well, that's how it is supposed to work, so their immune systems can see it, mark it as foreign, learn how to destroy it, and remember how to destroy it, which is "immunity".
The problem is that the spike protein is a toxin all by itself... Thanks Germ.

Antibody-dependent "enhancement" (of viral pathogenicity) and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies  Vaccination CAN make illness worse. Thanks Germ.
  Data from the study of SARS-CoV and other respiratory viruses suggest that anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies could exacerbate COVID-19 through antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). Previous respiratory syncytial virus and dengue virus vaccine studies revealed human clinical safety risks related to ADE, resulting in failed vaccine trials. Here, we describe key ADE mechanisms and discuss mitigation strategies for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and therapies in development. 

Remember that less than 1% of adverse events get reported in the US, a broadly accepted estimate.
​  ​The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced they are investigating reports of heart issues in young patients who have received a Covid-19 vaccine.
​  ​There have been “relatively few” cases of young people developing heart symptoms following their inoculations, but the CDC is requesting that “information about this potential adverse event” be provided to clinicians to “enhance early recognition and appropriate management of persons who develop myocarditis symptoms.”
​  ​Myocarditis is an inflammation in the heart muscle. The few dozen cases so far have involved teenagers and young adults, mostly males, who have received either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.


​This young lady died the day before yesterday. 
Spike protein in her blood appears to have removed her ability to clot normally and stop bleeding. 
This is a recurring post-vaccination scenario. Thanks Germ.
  Stephanie Dubois, of Cypress, is a model with RMG Model Agency. She is currently hospitalized and in a coma after a brain hemorrhage. Her condition is said to be a reaction from the Covid Astra Zeneca vaccine. According to friends and family on social media, it is not likely that she will survive.

(Supposedly the Donald and Melania accepted the jab while he was still POTUS in January, even though he already had COVID.)
Presidentiality?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced this weekend that he will not get vaccinated against COVID-19, explaining that he already contracted the virus last year and has “natural immunity.”

​This was the only time the government ever did this. It was all a big mistake, but everybody remains anonymous.​ Thanks unvaccinated/untracked Germ.
The UK government has admitted it used phone data to analyse people’s movement patterns without their knowledge as part of a vaccination study, a new report claims. Officials are said to have preserved the subjects’ anonymity.

​Cats out of the bag cannot be skinned? Uttar Pradesh has done pretty well with vitamin-D, ivermectin and doxycycline. Thanks Germ.
Villagers jump into river to avoid Covid-19 vaccination in Uttar Pradesh
The officials had a tough time persuading the villagers to come out of the river. 
Reports said that only 14 people could be vaccinated in the village, which has 1,500 residents. 
''It is due to lack of awareness...we will soon launch an awareness campaign in the village."

​This article says that children's immunologic B-cells are able to cross-over and fight SARS-CoV-2 rather well if they have just seen a couple of other coronaviruses already, which most have. Thanks Germ.
​  ​We evaluated pediatric and adult blood and deceased adult organ donor tissues to determine convergent antigen-specific antibody genes of similar sequences shared between individuals. B cell memory varied for different pathogens. Polysaccharide antigen–specific clones were not exclusive to the spleen. Adults had higher clone frequencies and greater class switching in lymphoid tissues than blood, while pediatric blood had abundant class-switched convergent clones. Consistent with reported serology, prepandemic children had class-switched convergent clones to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 with weak cross-reactivity to other coronaviruses, while adult blood or tissues showed few such clones. These results highlight the prominence of early childhood B cell clonal expansions and cross-reactivity for future responses to novel pathogens.

  The Drug That Cracked COVID ​ ( Ivermectin) 
The judge ruled that the hospital had to give Mom ivermectin. 
Mom got off the ventilator to tell her story. 
Thanks Germ.​
On the morning of December 18, 2020, as the newscaster announced a grim New York record for COVID-19 deaths and the weatherman predicted a white Christmas for Buffalo, Judy Smentkiewicz drove home from a house cleaning job, excited about the holiday. But her back hurt bad, and she was unusually exhausted. “I thought it was my age, being eighty years old, working every day,” she said. “I never thought about COVID.” Judy’s small house in Cheektowaga, just east of Bualo, was all set for Christmas. Daughter Michelle, who lives a few miles away and talks to her mother ve times a day, put up the tree and the decorations and the snowman on the front lawn of grandma’s house with her daughter until it looked like a scene from It’s a Wonderful Life. Son Michael came up from Florida with his wife Haley to help his sister cook the family Christmas Eve dinner, usually for twenty-ve, but now just immediate family with “COVID shaping everything,” Michael said. Michael, fty-seven, hasn’t lived in Bualo for close to thirty years, and relishes the trip home. But now he was worried. Mom was sleeping twelve hours a day. She couldn’t eat. She couldn’t lift the phone. “I’m ne, I’m just tired,” she kept saying. But Judy was always up with the sun. After raising two children as a single mother, working thirty-five years as an office manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, she was still cleaning houses ve mornings a week with her girlfriends to “keep busy.” On December 22, three days before Christmas, Judy tested positive for COVID-19. “We were devastated,” Michael said. e family Christmas Eve dinner was cancelled, Judy spent Christmas in quarantine in her house, four days after Christmas she was taken by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and on New Year’s Eve Michael and Michelle got a call from the hospital that their mother was being admitted to the ICU. It all happened so fast. “We can’t be with her,” Michael said. “We can’t hold her hand, we can’t sleep in the room with her.” He started keeping notes to make sense of it all. “Hearing her voice crack on the phone as she agreed to go on the ventilator was HEART-BREAKING,” he wrote. 

​Another from Germ.
CDMX and IMSS clash with the federal government over the use of ivermectin
Despite the federal government rejecting its use, the CDMX government published a study that concludes that patients treated with ivermectin –which is regularly applied by the IMSS– reduce the risk of requiring hospitalization by up to 76%.


​Provided by Germ.
Impact of daily high dose oral vitamin D therapy on the inflammatory markers in patients with COVID 19 disease​ (​Vitamin-​D is good for COVID patients again)
​  ​Consented COVID-19 patients with hypovitaminosis D (low vitamin-D at initial test) ​were evaluated for inflammatory markers (N/L ratio, CRP, LDH, IL6, Ferritin) along with vitamin D on 0th day and 9th/11th day as per their respective BMI category. 
​  ​Subjects were randomised into VD and NVD groups. 
​  ​VD group received Pulse D therapy (targeted daily supplementation of 60,000 IUs of vitamin D for 8 or 10 days depending upon their BMI) in addition to the standard treatment. 
​  ​NVD group received standard treatment alone
Differences in the variables between the two groups were analysed for statistical significance. 
Eighty seven out of one hundred and thirty subjects have completed the study (VD:44, NVD:43). 
​  ​Vitamin D level has increased from 16 ± 6 ng/ml to 89 ± 32 ng/ml after Pulse D therapy in VD group and highly significant (p < 0.01) reduction of all the measured inflammatory markers was noted. 
​  ​Reduction of markers in NVD group was insignificant (p > 0.05). 
​  ​The difference in the reduction of markers between the groups (NVD vs VD) was highly significant (p < 0.01). 
Therapeutic improvement in vitamin D to 80–100 ng/ml has significantly reduced the inflammatory markers associated with COVID-19 without any side effects. 
Hence, adjunctive Pulse D therapy can be added safely to the existing treatment protocols of COVID-19 for improved outcomes.

​Friendly Bacterium​

Pictured this morning in Austin garden with kiddy pool full of Mexican-avocado seedlings


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Spirit Of Inquiry

Questioning the Narratives,

I just posted this comment on John Ward’s site, The Slog:
VACCINE DEATHS: time for another colour of card?

I’m a Family Physician in Texas, working at a public health clinic, and treating COVID with ivermectin, zinc, doxycycline, and a baseline of vitamin-D for everybody. I bought and gave away over $1200 of vitamin-D to coworkers and patients last year, half of it shortly before Christmas, when cases were peaking in Texas.
It is very difficult to report vaccine adverse events. You cannot get a human on the phone, and the words at the online reporting site are scary, warning of criminal penalties for inaccurate reporting, repeatedly A serious epidemiologic estimate is that under 1% of adverse events from vaccination are reported in the US. I believe it.
I had a patient get very sick with COVID Pneumonia in March. She was admitted to the hospital with it, again, having been admitted in August of last year.
She was sick enough to go to the ER 4 days after her Moderna mRNA vaccine dose #1. Coincidence, that?
She went to 2 hospitals with her adult daughter, and had negative swabs. “Sorry, we can’t help you”.
The third hospital tested her (+) and admitted her, with the typical patchy pneumonia pattern on chest CT.
She got IV fluids and steroids, and recovered again.
Why would 2 tests be negative and the third one positive?
There are false-negatives and false positives, but the chest CT pattern has also been considered diagnostic of COVID since the epidemic in Wuhan.
ERs use the rapid swab.
A poor collection may read negative and a good collection positive.
The rapid swab looks for viral proteins, specifically the calling-card Spike Protein.
The (send-away) PCR swab looks for the viral RNA.
This month, we are told that we MUST ONLY TEST THE VACCINATED WITH PCR.
That’s odd. It delays results for 2 days and the PCR tests have more false positives, so less clinically reliable.
Why only PCR tests now in the vaccinated.
RNA detection vs. spike protein detection?
Why would that even matter?
It might have mattered in my patient, who got sick with pneumonia 4 days after mRNA vaccination, while her body was presumably flooded with COVID spike-protein fragments, and desperately fighting them, since they had almost killed her the previous summer.
She could well have had spike-protein in her nasal mucosa, and it could have been detected by a nasal swab rapid test.
She should not have had COVID-19 RNA in any nasal swab, since that would have only been delivered into some cells where the vaccine went when injected in her muscle.
Are the COVID-19 cases , which have a little spike after vaccination, a manifestation of the combination of the immune system valiantly contesting a virus it has fought before (or the spike proteins thereof), while the same enemy spike-protein is detectable in a nasal swab?
You can’t definitively answer that.
Only scientists at Pfizer and Mod
erna can. They are keeping a secret whether the blood borne blossoming of spike proteins from their genetic engineering products will result in some percentage of “False positive” rapid nasal swab tests.
It is not a subject at all, anywhere.
The other doctors, including epidemiologists, on the COVID-19 treating physicians listserv do not know, either.
“Inquiring minds want to know.”


This is the Nature article which established recently that our baseline adult susceptibility to Bad-COVID has never been more than about 19%, due to cross protection in T-cell immunity, derived from prior infections with other coronaviruses.
SARS-CoV-2-derived peptides define heterologous and COVID-19-induced T cell recognition
Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 peptides revealed pre-existing T cell responses in 81% of unexposed individuals and validated similarity with common cold coronaviruses, providing a functional basis for heterologous immunity in SARS-CoV-2 infection.                                                           
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-00808-x

Here comes the hard-sell for COVID vaccination against children, young children.  Why?   Is it just mundane business greed?  Is this meant to establish the precedent that everybody, always must accept messenger-RNA genetic engineering injections without thought or complaint? That opens the doors wide to that devil. "Just take genetic engineering shots with messenger RNA twice per year , like everybody else does, like your Mom made you do, when you were little." Thanks John Ward        Cases of the rare disease, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, totaled more than 2,000 in February and surpassed 3,000 by April 1, according to the CDC, which will soon update its tally.                                                                                                                                                           Vaccine manufacturers’ clinical trials have mostly focused on adults, and now almost 72% of those 65 and older are fully inoculated, according to the CDC.   Meanwhile, young children don’t yet have access to shots, and companies are still studying the effects on them. Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine has been available for teens 16 and older, and won authorization Monday for ages 12 to 15.                                                                                         https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-11/doctors-watch-warily-as-severe-covid-infections-target-kids

Thanks Eleni. Global Banking Reset approaches:  From the Notebook: The Coming Apotheosis of the Banks    I’m not making predictions about that, but when you realize that with MMT banks like Goldman and Morgan are no longer needed to implement policy and the crazies have taken over the asylum, it may just be we’re far closer to the Great Sell Out of the banks than anyone has previously contemplated. Given that the entire COVID-19 story has collapsed and there’s no fear over it just the lasting divisions between the ‘masked’ and the ‘unmasked’ what’s the next fear on the horizon we have to look out for?                        https://tomluongo.me/2021/05/15/coming-apotheosis-banks-notebook/

It is ALREADY a Multipolar World, and the US has forced Russia and China to ally against the Empire. They are stronger than the Empire.    Dealing with it...                                                     Blinken, Lavrov seek cooperation despite ‘serious differences’ at first meeting   (Look at that picture of them meeting!)                                                            Top diplomats from the Biden administration and Russia in their first in-person meeting on Wednesday stressed that the former Cold War foes have serious differences in how they view world affairs but struck an optimistic tone for the talks, saying the two sides can still find ways to work together.                          https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210519-blinken-lavrov-to-meet-in-iceland-amid-push-for-us-russia-summit

Proof of sincerity in negotiations...   
Biden, Reversing Trump, Permits a Key Putin Goal: a New Russian Natural Gas Pipeline to Germany
That Trump was controlled by Putin and served his agenda was the opposite of reality. First Obama, and now Biden, have accommodated Moscow far more.                
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/biden-reversing-trump-permits-a-key

US Stimulus gooses Chinese consumer manufacturing, Charles Hugh Smith                                                As America's trade deficit explodes higher and the costs of offshoring supply chains mount, the apologists for globalization are out in full force, attempting to shout down reality with their usual specious claims about how amazingly wunnerful globalization has been for America.                        Allow me to tote up the real-world cost savings:                                                                                      Cost of cheap ill-fitting jeans dropped $10.  Cost of low-quality TV that will only last a few years dropped $50.  Cost of healthcare, annual increase: $3,000 per household  Cost of rent, annual increase: $1,200 per household  Cost of child care, annual increase: $1,300 per household  Cost of college tuition and room and board, annual increase: $1,500 per household                                                So while domestic costs rose $6,000 annually due to predatory cartels, over-regulation, taxes, etc., we saved $60 by offshoring supply chains.                                         https://www.oftwominds.com/blogmay21/stimulus-trade5-21.html                                                                              

India increases use of Ivermectin against COVID, and cases drop.          https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/ivermectin-crushes-delhi-cases/article_31f3afcc-b7fa-11eb-9585-0f6a290ee105.html   

There are more than those 2 ways to engage the rightful inhabitants of Palestine, aren't there?                                                                                                               On the very day that Biden phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to urge de-escalation in Gaza, which the US President said would set the stage for a ceasefire with Hamas, the Israeli leader told a group of foreign ambassadors that the only solution might be to "conquer" the Gaza Strip.
  "There are only two ways that you can deal with them," he said about Hamas during the Wednesday briefing held in Tel Aviv. "You can either conquer them, and that's always an open possibility, or you can deter them, and we are engaged right now in forceful deterrence, but I have to say we don't rule out anything."  
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/netanyahu-says-conquering-gaza-option-touted-imminent-ceasefire-doubt                                        

Questioning The Choices

Pictured below, between rain showers, in the replanted Mexican Avocado orchard in Yoakum, a few days ago 



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Understanding People Better

 Reconsidering History,


Samo Burja looks at Gobekli Tepe, a 12,000 year old neolithic Site, highly organized, made of stone, which predates the current estimates of large scale agriculture, which could have fed enough workers to make it. It was a big, long term, well organized construction project. How did this happen?
Samo posits that our main resource, for many millennia, has been our organizational talents, and that we should see our species more clearly in this regard.
Our assumptions about ourselves may be in error, so we would mis-project our future performance in hard times. We should seek to know ourselves well.

More quick facts about Gobekli Tepe:

Models of what we are and how we will respond differ...
  Since the very start of the great pandemic of 2020, something about the public health response didn’t feel right. It was clear from the measures that were enacted and from measures that were not enacted that their purpose had little to do with public health. Instead, they seemed to further a different agenda. Soon we learned that this was all connected to World Economic Forum’s hugely ambitious Fourth Industrial Revolution or the Great Reset. But the agenda and the steps taken seemed rushed, panicked and frankly, hopeless.
  Many of the solutions and technologies that would need to be rolled out and ready to use turned out to be non-existent or only in conceptual stages of development.
  As months went on, the events proved this impression correct as we watched the authorities muddle through, destroying their own credibility in the process. In a very recent interview Dr. Rainer Fullmich stated as follows: “We have a whistleblower and she told us that the original plan was to roll this out in 2050. But then those who are involved with this got greedy and pulled things forward to 2030 and then to 2020 and that’s why so many mistakes are happening.”
  I do not believe that the people involved with this got greedy — I believe that their concern is with the fragility and imminent demise of the financial system which is their key mechanism of control over all the levers of influence in society. The implosion of that system would also jeopardize their position of power, so they rushed the Great Reset right off the back of the 2020 pandemic to try and front-run the collapse and give themselves an iron-fisted control of things ahead of the unfolding crisis...
“We are witnessing the manifestations of the old systems collapsing. And while some of those manifestations appear fearsome, 
keep in mind Confucius‘ counsel:
A seed grows with no sound. But a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence … grow silently.

Jim Kunstler seems to see it similarly, from his own angle:
​  ​Beneath all the psychotic babble that sore besets the collective national hive-mind over a pandemic that comes and goes in waves, and phantoms of contrived identity animus, looms an economy that would collapse without gigantic IV infusions of “money” from the false god that our government has become. The collapse is working its way out in strange ways as we create ever stranger work-arounds for avoiding it — such as the unanswered “help wanted” signs while legions of unemployed adults cash government support checks.​..
  ​Anyway, as the time-frame for inflation compresses, the people notice that their money won’t buy what they need, and they get restless, perhaps dangerously so. In the process, the government begins to look incompetent, on top of the usual perception that it is corrupt, and before you know it, legitimacy slips through the widening cracks of the floor. Until now, the authorities have been successful in pitting citizens against each other, and the ill-will unleashed has been spectacular. But the memes of “white supremacy” are so obviously dishonest that they’ve only succeeded in hugely pissing off the substantial demographic of white people who struggle desperately to remain employed, housed, mobile, and capable of raising children who are not being driven crazy.
​  ​The coronavirus situation is not so reassuring. We are one more serious up-wave of illness from tanking whatever remains of this vaporific economy. An emerging pattern suggests that higher vaccination rates might generate new-and-improved iterations of the disease more efficiently — just as the government tries more aggressively to sell vaccination to the public. The public is also noticing the alarming statistics, and many remain unconvinced that the vaccines are even vaccines in the usual sense, but rather insufficiently tested exotic experiments desperately employed against something that looks more and more like a bio-weapon that the government itself was complicit in creating.

"Bright Green Lies"  Thanks Paul.
“The industrial economy is based on systematic theft from land bases, and the conversion of these living communities into dead products
That’s what an industrial economy is. The economy does not create value for the real world: It destroys the real world”, (2) insist the authors...
​  ​Development is “a euphemism for destruction”, (3) they point out. “There can be no such thing as a ‘green superpower’, a ‘green industrial system’, or a ‘nonextractive industrial system’. These are all oxymorons”. (4) ...
​  ​Wishful thinking lies at the heart of the general blindness regarding the severity of the problem. People simply don’t want to believe that things are really that bad, that they might really have to leave behind the plastic security of the industrial womb and face raw and natural reality...
​  ​“The brutal truth is that oil is fundamentally irreplaceable for an industrial economy”, (11) the authors note. “It is remarkably dishonest to pretend that ‘renewables’ meeting 74 or 78 percent of electricity on a sunny, windy, weekend afternoon even remotely implies that ‘renewable sources can power a large industrial nation’”. (12) ...
​  ​“Why aren’t more people screaming at the absurdity of these bright green fantasies?” (15) ask Jensen, Keith and Wilbert. “You have an entire culture killing the planet and calling this destruction ‘saving the earth’”. (16)

​It's only fair to give these companies 5 years to come up with a voluntary plan to get these toxic chemicals out of your food, after they hid some of the evidence about those persistent toxicities. We can't risk destroying our whole food distribution system, can we?
Chemical giants hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging
The chemicals, called 6:2 FTOH, are now linked to a range of serious health issues, and Americans are still being exposed to them

The Norwegian Refugee Council confirmed that 11 of over 60 children killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza over the last week were participating in its psycho-social program aimed at helping them deal with trauma.
All of the children between 5 and 15 years old were killed in their homes in densely populated areas along with countless other relatives who died or received injuries.
“We are devastated to learn that eight children we were helping with trauma were bombarded while they were at home and thought they were safe,” said NRC’s Secretary General Jan Egeland. “They are now gone, killed with their families, buried with their dreams and the nightmares that haunted them. We call on Israel to stop this madness: children must be protected. Their homes must not be targets. Schools must not be targets. Spare these children and their families. Stop bombing them now.”

​  ​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blasted the Joe Biden administration for standing idly by while the civilian body count piles up in Gaza after one week of unrelenting Israeli airstrikes. And even more than this Turkey is outraged over new reports that Biden approved a $735 million dollar weapons sale​ [gift]​ ​from the United States to Israel.
​  ​"Now, unfortunately, you (Biden) are writing history with your bloody hands with this event (in which) Gaza is being attacked with seriously disproportionate force causing the martyrdom of thousands of people. You have forced us to say this."
​  ​And specifically on the new reports of Biden-approved weapons sales to the Jewish state, Erdogan scolded further:
"Today we saw Biden's signature on weapons sales to Israel," Erdogan said in reference to US media reports of a new arms shipment approved by the Biden administration.

​"Bibi; help me out a little, here, just a little, please."​
Biden Urges "Significant De-Escalation" By "Today" In Gaza Call With Netanyahu
​  ​In their second call in just a few days as the Gaza death toll soars amid unrelenting Israeli airstrikes, President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he expects a "significant de-escalation" in violence which can open a window for a ceasefire soon.

​Bad Impression​

Monday, May 17, 2021

Last Minute Preparations

 Poised For Action,


The blame for the "Great Reset" needs to be squarely placed on COVID before the "reset" is felt, so it can proceed as planned.. John Ward elucidates.
​  ​This development was inevitable, because the ‘It wuz de covid wot dun it’ masquerade stood far less chance of flying if “authoritative” sources were saying that SarsCovid2 was no longer a serious threat. It is imperative for the directors of this sham that Covid19 should resurge and create a completely related dip in investment confidence prior to global disaster, not afterwards.
​  ​At the American Institute for Economic Research site yesterday I read this quote:
“Covid19 hit a robust, many would say healthy world economy”
​  ​The AIER is one of the oldest and most respected nonpartisan economic research and advocacy venues in the world, founded under FDR in 1933. But that statement ranks among the greatest lumps of blue blithering codswallop I’ve ever read. It. simply. is. not. true. But I think we’re going to see a lot more rubbish on that scale; it is interesting that already, the business media are predicting massive inflation and counter-productive interest rate rises as the inevitable result of ‘panicky covid expenditure by politicians’. Same word – ‘panicky’ – in the mix, and I’ve seen it three times now in four days. Build Back Better. The Great Reset. 
The Covid factor. Greatest threat in peacetime history.

​Whitney Webb lays out specific agreements and terms between western central banking and social media regarding the very important management of perceptions during the upcoming financial collapse and reset. COVID-done-it, of course, but the triggering spark will be organized crime or state level cyber-attack/hacking by Lee Harvey Oswald or Castro's Cuba.​..
  In November 2020, the World Economic Forum and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace coproduced a report that warned that the global financial system was increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Advisers to the group that produced the report included representatives from the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, Wall Street giants such as JPMorgan Chase, and Silicon Valley behemoths such as Amazon.
  The ominous report was published just months after the World Economic Forum had conducted a simulation of just such an event—a cyberattack that brings the global financial system to its knees—in partnership with Russia’s largest bank, which is due to jumpstart that country’s economic transformation by launching its own central bank–backed digital currency...
  The report then ominously concludes that “one thing is clear: it is not a question of if a major incident will happen, but when.“
 ​The report’s authors argue that, “in the event of a crisis,” such as a devastating cyberattack on the global banking system, “social media companies should swiftly amplify communications by central banks” so that central banks may “debunk fake information” and “calm the markets.” It also states that “financial authorities, financial services firms and tech companies [presumably including social media companies] should develop a clear communications and response plan focused on being able to react swiftly.” Notably, both Facebook and Twitter are listed in the report’s appendix as “industry stakeholders” that have “engaged” with the WEF-Carnegie initiative.
​  ​The report also asserts that premeditated coordination for such a crisis between banks and social media companies needs to take place so that both stakeholders may “determine what severity of crisis would necessitate amplified communication.” The report also calls for social media companies to work with central banks to “develop escalation paths similar to those developed in the wake of the past election interference, as seen in the United States and Europe.”
​  ​Of course, those “escalation paths” involved wide-ranging social media censorship. The report seems to acknowledge this when it adds that “quick coordination with social media platforms is necessary to organize content takedowns.” Thus, the report is calling for central banks to collude with social media platforms to plan out censorship efforts that would be enacted if a sufficiently severe crisis occurs in financial markets.


Insider View: The Tragedy of the U.S. Deep State
Pepe Escobar explains why Henry Kissinger must have lost the diplomatic plot.​..
  ​At a recent forum in Arizona, referring to the festering, larger than life Sino-American clash, Henry the K. said, “It’s the biggest problem for America; it’s the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can’t solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the United States.”​...
​  Kissinger added U.S. policy toward China must be a mix of stressing U.S. “principles” to demand China’s respect and dialogue to find areas of cooperation: “I’m not saying that diplomacy will always lead to beneficial results…This is the complex task we have… Nobody has succeeded in doing it completely.”
​  ​Henry the K. actually must have lost the – diplomatic – plot. What Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are now involved in, full time, is to demonstrate – mostly to the Global South – how the American-enforced “rules-based international order” has absolutely nothing to do with international law and the respect of national sovereignty.​..
​   Mr. S., in a quite intriguing fashion, seems to be expressing the collective views of a number of extremely qualified people. Right from the start, he points out how Henry the K.’s observations explain today’s Russia-China-Iran triangle.
​  ​The first point that we make is that it was not Kissinger who created policy for Nixon, but the Deep State. Kissinger was just a messenger boy.  In the 1972 situation the Deep State wanted to get out of Vietnam, which policy was put in place as containment of communist China and Russia.  We were there based on the domino theory.​..
  ​The Deep State wanted to achieve a number of objectives in approaching Chairman Mao, who was antagonized by Russia. It wanted to ally in 1972 with China against Russia. That made Vietnam meaningless, for China would become the containing party of Russia and Vietnam no longer meant anything. We wanted to balance China against Russia.  Now, China was not a major power in 1972 but it could drain Russia, forcing it to place 400,000 troops on their border.  And our Deep State policy worked. We in the Deep State had thought it through, and not Kissinger. 400,000 troops on the Chinese border was a drain on their budget, as later Afghanistan became with over 100,000 troops, and the Warsaw Pact had another 600,000 troops.​..
  ​So where does Kissinger in Arizona fit in?
​  Now, Kissinger reflects the Deep State angst on the Russia-Chinese relationship and wants this split up for dear life. This is interestingly covered here by Kissinger. He does not want to tell the truth about balance of power realities. He describes them as “our values”, when the U.S. has no values left but anarchy, looting, and burning down hundreds of cities. Biden hopes to buy all these disenfranchised masses as money printing goes wild.
​  ​So we are back to Kissinger shocked at the new Russian-Chinese alliance. They must be separated.
​  ​Now, I do not agree with the balance of power intriguers in that morality or noble values should govern international relations, and not power. The U.S. has been following balance of power dreams since 1900 and now it faces economic ruin. These ideas do not work.  There is no reason the U.S. cannot be a friend of Russia and China and the differences can be worked out. But you cannot get to first base as balance of power considerations dominate everything. That is the tragedy of our time.


​The Jeff and Bill(s) Club:​ (There was this other Bill, too...)
​ ​​  A former Jeffrey Epstein insider claims that Bill Gates was a regular at the notorious pedophile's $77 million Manhattan townhouse, where Epstein held "men's club" - type gatherings for his closest pals.
​  ​For Gates, "Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda" according to one of two insiders, who came forward to the Daily Beast to break what we're guessing is the first rule of elite pedo-lair club.​..
​  ​According to the report, Gates and Epstein traded advice over their respective problems, while Gates " met a rotating cast of bold-faced names and discussed worldly issues in between rounds of jokes and gossip—a “men’s club” atmosphere that irritated Melinda."
Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie​:​
Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S.​ ...
 Israel is in breach of more than 30 U.N. Security Council resolutions. It is in breach of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that defines collective punishment of a civilian population as a war crime. It is in violation of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention for settling over half a million Jewish Israelis on occupied Palestinian land and for the ethnic cleansing of at least 750,000 Palestinians when the Israeli state was founded and another 300,000 after Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank were occupied following the 1967 war. Its annexation of East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights violates international law, as does its building of a security barrier in the West Bank that annexes Palestinian land into Israel. It is in violation of U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194 that states that Palestinian “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date.”​ ...
  This is the truth.  Any other starting point for the discussion of what is taking place between Israel and the Palestinians is a lie.​..​ 
​  T​​hose who are not Jewish in Israel are either second class citizens or live under brutal military occupation. Israel is not, and never has been, the exclusive homeland of the Jewish people.  From the 7th century until 1948, when Jewish colonial settlers used violence and ethnic cleansing to create the state of Israel, Palestine was overwhelmingly Muslim. It was never empty land.​..
​  ​It is also a stunning example of how colonial settler projects, and this is true in the United States, always carry out cultural genocide so they can exist in a suspended state of myth and historical amnesia to legitimize themselves.
​  ​The Israel lobby has shamelessly used its immense political clout to demand that Americans take de facto loyalty oaths to Israel. The passage by 35 state legislatures of Israel lobby-backed legislation requiring their workers and contractors, under threat of dismissal, to sign a pro-Israel oath and promise not to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is a mockery of our Constitutional right of free speech.​..
  ​The Israel lobby has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to manipulate U.S. elections, far beyond anything alleged to have been carried out by Russia, China or any other country.​..
 Israel managed to block “The Lobby” from being broadcast. In the film, a pirated copy that is available on the website Electronic Intifada, the leaders of the Israel lobby are repeatedly captured on a reporter’s hidden camera explaining how they, backed by the intelligence services within Israel, attack and silence American critics and use massive cash donations to buy politicians.​..
​  The investment by Israel and its backers is worth it, especially when you consider that the U.S. has also spent over $ 6 trillion during the last 20 years fighting futile wars that Israel and its lobby pushed for in the Middle East.

​Netanyahu stays out of prison by endorsing "Kristallnacht" on Palestinians, killing and dispossessing them. 
His "final solution" approaches.​
​  ​The Israeli prime minister’s decision to side with extremist settlers for political gain, along with attacks on Palestinian worshippers, have led to possible war with Gaza and “civil war” inside Israel itself...
​  ​Israel just had its fourth round of elections since 2019, in which Netanyahu’s Likud won the most seats of any party. But Likud’s, combined with the seats of their natural allies, still fell short of the 61-seat threshold required to form a government. The Religious Zionism slate forms part of Netanyahu’s backbone when it comes to his political survival, so any decision by the Israeli premier to abandon them could hurt him politically...
​  ​If Netanyahu wants to de-escalate tensions, all he has to do is sell out the hardline settlers, but this is a price he’s not willing to pay. The situation has now developed into what some are describing as a “civil war” inside Israel between Palestinians (that is, Arab Israelis) and Israeli Jews, with rocket fire raining down, demonstrations in Jerusalem and armed clashes in the West Bank.


​Moon of Alabama:  ​Israel Punishes Media For Reporting Its Escalation In Palestine  
​  ​Just yesterday Fares Akram. Associated Press reporter in Gaza, wrote in a diary about his families expulsion and his life under colonist bombing:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — On Friday morning, a military airstrike smashed my family’s farm in the northern Gaza Strip into a jagged mass of metal and splintered trees. An Israeli bomb had slammed into the yard, carving a crater into the dirt and leaving rubble in its wake.
​  ​The conflict, once again, hit home.
​  ​The first Gaza war taught me that while our lush citrus grove might offer some breathing space from the congestion and difficulties of city life, it’s no refuge. A previous Israeli airstrike killed my father, Akram al-Ghoul, on January 3, 2009. As fighting raged, he’d insisted on sleeping at the farm to tend to the cattle and chicken, and to nurture the trees.
​  ​In all, six of my relatives, three close friends and several colleagues have died in the three bloody wars and countless battles between Israel and Hamas. Each time the violence erupts and I report as a journalist on the people who lost their homes, their children or their lives, the memories creep back. I always think, “That could be me.” When the thundering bombs, buzzing drones and pounding artillery refresh the pain and trigger the old fear, I seek refuge in work.
​  ​The Associated Press office is the only place in Gaza City I feel somewhat safe. The Israeli military has the coordinates of the high-rise, so it’s less likely a bomb will bring it crashing down.
​  ​Today Fares Akram and Joseph Krauss report:
​  ​GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets hours after another Israeli air raid on a densely populated refugee camp killed at least 10 Palestinians from an extended family, mostly children, on Saturday.
​  ​The strike on the high-rise came nearly an hour after the military ordered people to evacuate the 12-story building, which also housed Al-Jazeera, other offices and residential apartments. The strike brought down the entire structure, which collapsed in a gigantic cloud of dust. There was no immediate explanation for why it was attacked.
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/israel-punishes-media-for-reporting-its-escalation-in-palestine.html

A syndicate of port workers in the Italian city of Livorno in Tuscany on Friday protested a weapons and explosives shipment after discovering it was destined for the Israeli port of Ashdod. “The port of Livorno will not be an accomplice in the massacre of the Palestinian people,” said L’Unione Sindacale di Base (USB). The USB added that the ship contained “weapons and explosives that will serve to kill the Palestinian population, already hit by a severe attack this very night, which caused hundreds of civilian victims, including many children”.
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/pro-palestine-italian-port-workers-refuse-arms-shipment-israel

​Where Did The Science Go?
​  When the covid virustime started, we were told by everyone with a microphone to “follow the science”. But 16 months or so in, we’re not following the science, yet no-one calls us on it. What happened? Where did we lose the thread, where did we lose our heads, where did the science go?
  Did we lose it because the vaccine makers got too greedy, or because politicians became too panicky, or because the media realized that scaring the living daylights out of people 24/7 is great for ratings? Or just because we ourselves lost track of what was really going on?
  Injecting hundreds of millions of people with substances that have never been properly tested – for which long-established protocols have existed for a long time – is about as unscientific as it gets. Then when you realize there’s no evidence that they keep injectees from being infected or infecting others, but only makes them -hopefully- a little less sick, you might as well stop right there.
https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2021/05/where-did-the-science-go/

Here is a scientific nugget. If you have blood Type A, a protein is expressed in your lungs that appears to make it easier for SARS-CoV-2 to enter those lung cells.
  Prior research has shown that the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 facilitates cell entry through interactions between ACE2 and its RBD, the protein on the surface of the virus that binds to host cells and is responsible for infection. In this study, the investigators hypothesized that the SARS-CoV-2 RBD might interact with other molecules, including blood group antigens. “It is interesting that the viral receptor-binding domain (RBD) only really prefers the type of blood group A antigens that are on respiratory cells, which are presumably how the virus is entering most patients and infecting them,” said study author Sean R. Stowell, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

Another scientific nugget, "8th Day Treatment"
​  ​A conventional approach to early treatment is to suggest that intervention in the first 3 to 5 days is key to curbing the progression of the disease. Here, what Dr Chetty indicates is that there is a second and maybe even more important window for implementing early treatment, which is not mutually exclusive from the first window. It’s to aggressively begin treatment on the eighth day of the disease, with corticosteroids and anti-histamines, if the patient has not fully recovered yet from the disease.
​  ​This symptoms oriented approach to treating COVID-19 helps to address the complex issue of risk stratification, and to answer the question of who to treat and who not to treat. For  Dr Chetty, the severity of COVID-19 is likely related to a hypersensitivity reaction to a previous exposure to SARS-CoV-2 or a similar virus, rather than just age or presence of comorbidities.
​  ​According to Dr Chetty, this explains why there are younger people suffering from severe forms of the disease in the second wave of the pandemic. But this also provides for a therapeutic solution: even if no early antiviral treatment was given at first symptoms, or such anti-viral treatment did not prove effective, it’s still possible to treat aggressively the disease, on the eighth day, at the very beginning of the inflammatory phase, with a cocktail of corticosteroids and antihistamines. In most instances, this 8th day treatment can still be done on an outpatient basis.​..
​  ​“Very early on, I understood that the dyspnea that sets in seems to have a specific time in the disease. It was very quick in onset, there was differences in speed and severity, but it always seemed to present on the 8th day.”  
​  ​“Some of the patients recovered by the 7th day and had none of the symptoms that occurred from the 8th day onwards.”
​  ​“From very early on, I was of the opinion we were dealing with some kind of hyper-sensitivity reaction. … Quite early on, I started steroids and patients improved … and then I attempted antihistamines.”​...
​  ​“Irrespective of that improvement, there were patients who developed dyspnea on the 8th day. The dyspnea that developed had no bearing on the severity in the initial 7 days.”
​  ​“I had patients that had a sore throat on the first day, it resolved on the second, they spent the rest of the week perfectly fine, engaging in strenuous activities. And then on the 8th day, they started to notice in the morning the onset of dyspnea, and by the afternoon, were completely breathless and showing drops in their oxygen saturation.”
​  ​“I started to treat this as an hypersensitivity reaction. I found that the antihistamines, particularly antihistamine 1 & 2 blockers, for the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tracts respectively, showed great benefit, immediately.”​ ...
​  ​“My work showed that we are dealing with a bi-phasic illness: a viral illness during the first 7 days, and on the 8th day, some sort of trigger of hyper-sensitivity, that leads to a release of mediators, histamine being one of them.” …
​  ​“My protocol quickly evolved to include ecotrin/aspirin and montelukast”
​  ​“With hyper-sensitivity, the most important thing is to start treatment early. The longer you leave it, the cascade of mediators will result in other sequalae and culminate into a cytokine storm.”
​  ​“But like with other hyper-sensitivity reactions, if caught early, they are easy to cut in.”
​  ​“So my entire focus became the eighth day. When patients came into my practice, I would Interrogate them about the onset of the symptoms,  the exact day they started feeling unwell.”​ ...
​  “That allowed me to run certain testing, to see if I am dealing with a complete switch on that day. The common blood tests that I ran are CRPs and Interleukin 6. I found drastic changes from the 6th day to the 9th day. It showed something was happening at the time that was showing a spike in these inflammatory markers.”

​Hilja sent this article on vitamin-D in the functioning of the immune system, particularly that it improves the dysregulation of immune function in autoimmune diseases.​
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ad/2012/189096/

​Double Down on vaccination and blame-the-victims. Got it. The usual.
Investigation – UK Government model states the fully Vaccinated will dominate Deaths in 3rd wave and they will blame Children and Unvaccinated for it
A document produced for the UK Government entitled ‘Summary of further modelling of easing of restrictions – Roadmap Step 2’ advising them on the consequences of reopening the country has declared that a third wave is inevitable and that it will be the fault of children and those who refuse the experimental Covid-19 vaccines.

Research suggests Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine reprograms (er, "weakens")​ ​innate immune responses​  Thanks Jeremy.
​  ​Following vaccination, innate immune cells had a reduced response to toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), TLR7 and TLR8 – all ligands that play an important role in the immune response to viral infection.

​Peter McCullough MD and many others:  Thanks Travis.
SARS-CoV-2 mass vaccination: Urgent questions on vaccine safety that demand answers from international health agencies, regulatory authorities, governments and vaccine developers
​  ​Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the race for testing new platforms designed to confer immunity against SARS-CoV-2, has been rampant and unprecedented, leading to emergency authorization of various vaccines. Despite progress on early multidrug therapy for COVID-19 patients, the current mandate is to immunize the world population as quickly as possible. The lack of thorough testing in animals prior to clinical trials, and authorization based on safety data generated during trials that lasted less than 3.5 months, raise questions regarding the safety of these vaccines. The recently identified role of SARS-CoV-2 glycoprotein Spike for inducing endothelial damage characteristic of COVID-19, even in absence of infection, is extremely relevant given that most of the authorized vaccines induce the production of Spike glycoprotein in the recipients. Given the high rate of occurrence of adverse effects, and the wide range of types of adverse effects that have been reported to date, as well as the potential for vaccine-driven disease enhancement, Th2-immunopathology, autoimmunity, and immune evasion, there is a need for a better understanding of the benefits and risks of mass vaccination, particularly in the groups that were excluded in the clinical trials. Despite calls for caution, the risks of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination have been minimized or ignored by health organizations and government authorities.
​  ​What if there was a cheap drug, so old its patent had expired, so safe that it’s on the WHO’s lists of Essential and Children’s Medicines, and used in mass drug administration rollouts? What if it can be taken at home with the first signs COVID symptoms, given to those in close contact, and significantly reduce COVID disease progression and cases, and far fewer few people would need hospitalisation?​ ...
​  ​In case you get sick, keep Ivermectin close by for early, household treatment, and you will prevent viral replication early and almost certainly, avoid hospital. You would have also built an immune response that will provide natural protection against future infections.

​This Indian State of Odisha is buying 720,000 doses of ivermectin for treatment at home. Thanks Jeremy.

Ivermectin in combination with doxycycline for treating COVID-19 symptoms: a randomized trial​   
Thanks Jeremy.
Conclusions
Patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infection treated with ivermectin plus doxycycline recovered earlier, were less likely to progress to more serious disease, and were more likely to be COVID-19 negative by RT-PCR on day 14.

​If an employer requires SARS-CoV-2 vaccination as a condition of employment, then vaccine adverse events are work related injuries, reportable to Workman's Comp. (Employers back off quickly, bad-for-bidness, but universities can still require it before considering your application)​
OSHA Imposes New Guidance For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines
Contractors criticize mandate to classify adverse reactions as recordable safety incidents
"We, sadly, had to back off our (employee vaccination) mandate because OSHA did something I don't understand at all," said Bob Clark, founder and executive chairman of Clayco in a recent ENR Critical Path podcast. "I side with OSHA frequently, we're in its VIP program, but on this they're just wrong. It's a terrible decision they've made and I think it'll be overturned."
​Considering Consequences

Jenny is pictured in our Yoakum vegetable garden yesterday morning between rain showers​